Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sensational Sunday Blog Hop!

Hi Stampers!

Today we are trying our new format for the Sensational Sunday Inspirations! It will be a BLOG HOP! So instead of seeing all of the gorgeous projects on this post today - you will hop along to each of our participating Design Team Member's Blogs!

But first we have to announce last week's candy winner!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2013-03-31 06:51:04 UTC

Comment #15 - R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) - who said: Your creation is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creation at Tiddly Inks

Congratulations Lollyrot!! Please send me an email at by April 6th and I will send you your code for a $5.00 gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Now onto today's NEW FORMAT!

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $10 Loves Rubberstamps store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love for the Designers! You have until Saturday, April 6th, at 8pm CST. Have fun and we hope that you enjoy the hop!

I created this project using this week's My Favorite Things Sketch. I used the new Pure Innocence stamp set called Bunny Ears.  To create her outfit I used Mulberry paper so I could make it fuzzy. She is colored using copic markers. The Easter basket and basket goodies are created using the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Woven Basket Die Set. My papers are from My Mind's Eye.  

Here is a closer look at my little bunny!    

    Here is the sketch that I used for my layout...  

 Now I won't keep you any longer! Your next stop on the hop is the super talented...Dangina!  

Just in case you get lost along the way...  


Have a Happy Easter Everyone!
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I will be entering this in the following challenges:

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #117
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - #44 Paper Piecing
Glitter 'N Sparkle Challenges - #26 - Cute
Red Carpet Studio - RCS#30 - Anything Goes - Easter Parade
The Squirrel & The Fox - #40 Easter or Passover
Gem of a Challenge - #73 - Make It Cute
One Stop Craft Challenge - #222 Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity - #117 - Cute as you Like

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter Tilda!

Hi Stampers!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far :) I wasn't feeling that great today so I pretty much slept all day and woke up at 7:30 tonight! Needless to say I didn't get much accomplished today - except sleep! Sometimes that is a rare commodity when you work night shifts - LOL!

Today we have our Saturday Stunner from Jacqueline Smith! This will be her last Saturday posting for awhile as she has some changes in her schedule coming up. Soooo... starting next week I will be trying to fill her shoes :) The weeks that I may not have a chance to get something created - one of the Design Team Members will have an extra project to share with you instead. So it will be more like a Saturday Surprise - LOL! You never know who's project you might see - LOL! Jacqueline will still be joining us for our Tuesday Challenges so you will still get to see her gorgeous creations!

Here is today's Saturday Stunner!

This is one of my FAVORITE color combos - pastel blues and browns - so pretty! How cute is this Little Bunny Tilda from the Hoppy Easter Collection from Magnolia?!?! Totally LOVE LOVE LOVE how Jacqueline colored her up! Check out the added glitter on the pink belly and ears and her pretty glittered bow! Too cute! I love all the different layers and textures that Jacqueline added! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! Love it!

If you want to read how Jacqueline put together this adorable card take a look at her blog post! She does such a great job explaining how she puts everything together!

Well I better get things ready for our blog hop that will start early this morning! The ladies and I are super excited! We hope you enjoy hopping along with us tomorrow!

Have a great night!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Thanks Y'all!

Hi Stampers!

Sorry for the late post today. I worked a 12 hour shift yesterday then had to stay up this morning to get some things done and then finally got to go to sleep this afternoon and then just slept! The perils of a night shifter! I am so tired I think I am going right back to bed here in a few minutes and am going to get caught up on some sleep. 5 hours a night catches up to you pretty quick!

Today is a Holly-Day! Yay!

Holly had some time last week to spend time with family and she didn't lose any of her mojo while she was on her travels because she whipped this cutie up when she got back home! This is absolutely adorable! I love the denim and red together! Such a fun, country inspired design! This new A La Mode is so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Remember - this week we will be trying a new format on our Sensational Sunday Post! We will be doing a blog hop with the prize hidden along the way on one of the participating Design team blogs! It will be a lot of fun! We are changing the start time because I forgot to think about the different time zones we are all in. We will be starting the hop here on our main blog at 2:00 AM Central Standard Time. That way everyone has the most time to play along on Sunday - no matter their location! Be sure to join us when you can because you will have all week until Saturday the 6th to hop along with us and be in the drawing for the hidden prize :) I know the Design team ladies and myself are all so excited to try out the new style and are anxious to hear your thoughts!

If you are still working on some of your Easter projects - be sure to enter them in our Loves Rubberstamps Easter challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stampin!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hello Tilda!

Hi Stampers!

Just a quick post from me today because I have to work a 12 hr shift at my other job tonight! Today is Thursday which means we get to see some Inspiration from Ceal!

This clean and simple cutie was created using the Hello Tilda stamp from Magnolia's Hoppy Easter Collection. She colored her up using copic markers and paper pieced her outfit. What a super cute Easter card! I love this image - it is adorable :)

This card fits perfectly with our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week of Easter! So be sure to show us your Easter projects that you have been busy creating!

Have a great night!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Developing Polaroid

Hi Stampers!

Today is a new Loves Rubberstamps challenge with an Easter theme! I decided to use my Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe as my Inspiration piece because I LOVE how it turned out and thought it was pretty cool! PLUS ... I just couldn't wait another day to share :D

This week at The Cutting Cafe we had our choice of using either the Camera Photo Shaped Holder Template or we could choose one of Regina's new release files called Polaroid and Camera Fun Template and Printable Stamp Set which is the one that I used.

I had come across a fun technique awhile ago that makes your stamped Polaroids look like they are developing! As soon as I saw the Polaroid frames in the new file I knew I had to finally try it out!

Here is the front that shows the three Polaroids in each of their developing stage...

Isn't that AWESOME? The first Polaroid is the brownish, black one like you just snapped it and it starts the developing phase. The second one you can just start to see the image but it still has the brownish hues. The 3rd one shows the photo fully developed!

Here are close ups of the Polaroids so you can see each one a little better...

I have never made a card this size before - it is 9" x 4" and is the perfect size for mailing in a business size envelope! I also decorated the inside of my card for the 1st time - LOL! I love the look of having the insides finished too, but I never seem to get that part done! Here is what my inside looks like...

Here is a close up of my little Easter Tilda in her paper pieced outfit:

I hope you enjoyed this card today! Be sure to head over to The Cutting Cafe and pick up these awesome files - you will have so much fun using them! Also be sure to check the Inspiration Blog on Wednesday to see all of the projects that the Design Team created! It is always so fun to see everyone's creations that are so different using the same files!

Also be sure to play along in our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week...I know you are busy busy busy making your Easter projects so come show us what you are making :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'!

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Here are the products I used on my card:

Spellbinders Scallop Ovals Dies

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Cutie Pie Challenge - #40 Easter
Incy Wincy - Use Pastels
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - #65 Stitching
Magnolia Down Under - #189 Easter Greetings
Sentimental Sundays - #147 Stitching
Color Me Creative Challenge - #64 Spring Colors
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers
Card Makin' Mommas - Spring Colors
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Bring on Spring
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - #5 Spring With New Life
Tilda's Town - #45 Think Spring
Totally Papercrafts - #159 Easter Eggstravaganza
Cute Card Thursday - #161 - Easter Parade
Marvelous Magnolia - Dies
The Squirrel & The Fox - #40 Easter
Magnolia-Licious & Wee Stamps Challenge - All About Spring

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Little All Star

Hi Stampers!

Happy Monday! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I was lucky to find some crafty time after I unburied my desk. YEP!! I found it :D It took me literally like 4 hours to unbury the darn thing and then after I was determined to use it AND I even picked up my mess after which is highly unusual for me - LOL! I am a messy crafter and my desk always looks like a tornado hit when I am making stuff. I don't have time always to get everything put back away. So usually, after about 3 projects, I have to fight my way out of my mess :) This is something I am working on because it was so nice and relaxing being able to craft in an area bigger than 12 inches - LOL! I will be so excited when my craft room is done and I can quit crafting out of boxes - such a pain :)

It is time for a little Inspiration from Olivia! Her cards are always so bright, cheerful and fun! Such a great way to start the week :)

What total cuteness!! I love that pretty teal color that Olivia chose! This image is so cute and is called All Star and is from the A la Modes Collection from My Favorite Things. This is a retiring image so scoop it up while you still can! Olivia colored her with her copics. Those pretty papers are from My Mind's Eye and that gorgeous die that the sentiment is on is from the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Mini Doily Circles set. Love this one :)

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by :)


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sensational Sunday Inspirations + Blog Candy!

Hi Stampers!

I don't know about you all but I am super sick of Winter! It is freezing cold and it was snowing today...YUCK! I am so ready for warm weather! It does NOT feel like Spring at all ;(

Last week - Holly had to sub for me so what I did is took all the comments from the last TWO weeks and tallied them up and drew the winner of this week's candy :) So if you left a comment the last 2 will be in the draw twice!

Before I tell you who the winner is I do want to make a little announcement...we are going to try something  new next week and see how it goes. Next Sunday the Sensational Sunday Post will be a blog hop instead of all the projects on one post. The hop will start on this blog at Noon Central Time and you will follow the hop around to all the design team members blogs who are playing along. We will hide the blog candy prize on one of the DT blogs or it may be on this one. You can leave a comment on each of the players blogs for more chances to win :) I think it sounds like fun and something a little different :)

Here is our random winner of last week's BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY! According to the is...

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2013-03-24 22:45:36 UTC

Comment #12 Pam D. -  who said: Praying for a speedy recovery Gramma and strength for you and your family. WOW! all the cards are super cute this week, nice job ladies, TFS!

Congratulations Pam! Please send me an email at by March 31st and I will send you your code for a $5.00 gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

To try and win a $5.00 Gift Voucher - Just leave a Comment on this Post - that's it - nothing else!!

To try and win a $10.00 Gift Voucher - (we will check these)
                                       1. Be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
                                       2. Be a FOLLOWER of The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
                                       3. Be our fan on Facebook
                                       4. Add our Blog Candy Badge to your blog
                                       5. Leave a Comment on this post to show love to the DT

Now on to today's blast of inspiration from our talented Design Team! Here we go....

Wow! How fun and girly is this? I love the hot pink black together with the zebra print and pops of lime green! This would be perfect for teen girls! I know that these colors are my daughters favorites :) Athina did such an amazing job at coloring her image as usual! I also love the sheer ribbon accents and the layout style!
Simply too cute for words!

Paper Smooches 'A Magical Spring'
Paper Smooches 'Birthday Sampler'

HOLY ROSES BATMAN! Wow! Check out all of those gorgeous flowers! Lydia colored this cutie in perfect Spring Colors and she matches that gorgeous bouquet perfectly! I love all the details that Lydia added and that key is so cute!

My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Market Street Princes

This is so adorable! I wish I could do pleats as well as Ivonne does :) Her coloring is stunning and she did such a beautiful job coloring her image to match her papers and those beautiful butterflies! This just screams Spring and warmer weather! Such a gorgeos job!

Echo Park paper called Love Story

This little scene is so amazing! I have always been a huge fan of Shanna's coloring and this is just too cute!!The grass and sky look amazing! Those flowers are gorgeous too and add the perfect touch! Beautiful job!

This is such a cheery card with the bright, summery colors! This image is so sweet and Marcy colored her perfectly! I love this layout and the accents that Marcy chose! Total sweetness!  

I also had a chance to play in my stamp room today for a little bit. I got some Design Team projects done and then decided to play along in a few challenges for a little fun :)  

Laura Love

I have been wanting to make one of these Tea Bag Dispensers for quite awhile. I saw that Tiddly Inks was having an Anything But a Card challenge so I grabbed one of my FAVORITE images... Alice from Stamping Bella and created one. I really love the Curio papers from Basic Grey and because I drink a lot of Green Tea, I wanted my box to kind of match. I chose some papers that kind of reminded me of a tranquil garden since tea is suppose dto be relaxing :) I paper pieced the outfit and the butterfly accent is one that I bought from a lady that makes them on Etsy. I really LOVE how it turned out :)   Here are a few more views...  

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some blog candy and if you can visit each of the Designers Blogs and read about how they created their amazing projects! Have a great day!

 Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

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I am entering my Tea Bag Dispenser Box in the following challenges:  

Tiddly Inks - Anything But a Card
Stamping Bella - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Food & Drink - #152
Hot Shot Crafts - #15 Anything But a Card
Sassy Studio Designs - Paper Piecing
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - #48 Anything But a Card
Fab 'N Funky - Pink, Green & Brown
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Favorite Embellishment - Those gorgeous Butterflies :)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel - Spring is in the Air
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - March Challenge - Girly

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Little Sleepy Head!

Hi Stampers!

Happy Saturday! I have a quick post for your today before I hit the sack for a power nap since I have been up all night being busy busy!

Being Saturday you know what that means....yep a Saturday Stunner from Jacqueline! Yay! Today her card is extra sweet and adorable :)

This is so adorable! The colors are so pretty! This adorable image is from Belles 'N Whistles called Sweet Dreams. Now they have gone out of business so when our stock runs out...there will be no more so be sure to get the images you want ASAP! These gorgeous papers that Jacqueline chose are from the new Authentique Collection called Grace.

Her layers are created using the new Elegant Labels 4 Spellbinders Dies. Aren't they pretty? I love the way Jacqueline colors with her prismacolor pencils - so pretty! The ribbon and flower lend such an elegant touch! I love this :)

Today is the last day to get your comment in for this week's Sensational Sunday's Inspiration Post...there will be a new one tomorrow! Also be sure to play along in our For the Love of Chocolate challenge! With Easter coming up you are bound to be making something with some chocolaty goodness!

Have a great day all!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Howdy Pardner!

Hi Stampers!

Happy Holly-Day Friday! I am excited because this is my "real" Friday too! I have 3 glorious days off from my other job...YAY! I have plans to do some crafty things, get some work done around the house, work in the store and take some time to relax a little...I hope...knock on wood - LOL! I got all caught up on shipping this morning...the last large batch went out - double YAY! ;)

Today we get to be inspired by a super cute design by Holly our Design Team Coordinator!

This is the cutest little cowboy! This is one of the newest A La Mode from My Favorite Things called Cowboy at Heart. She colored him up using copic markers after stamping him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Check out the designer paper Holly chose! I see a cute little cowboy peeking out :) The cute accent piece was created using My Favorite Things Die-Namics - Mini Doily Circles & Country Charms. This is so adorable and would make a sweet card for any age man in your life!

If you have a chance to get crafty this along in our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - For The Love of Chocolate. You can have anything chocolate or just use shades of chocolate cardstock and papers. How yummy does that sound? Even yummier is the prizes up for grabs for the winner!

Also be sure to check out our Sensational Week Post this week so you can be in the running for this week's prize draw! We have some exciting plans for the Sensational Sundays post coming up in the near future that we think you will really like :D

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Spring Wedding...

Hi Stampers!

Today is Ceal's day to share some Inspiration with you! She has had some special things going on in her family recently. Her beautiful daughter was just married and Ceal created the wedding programs for the ceremony! Take a look at this...

Isn't this a beautiful idea? I love the fan shape because not only is it gorgeous but functional too! Check out the embossed cover! The inside pages were stamped with the doily image from the Lost and Found 3 Ruby stamp set from my Mind's Eye using Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I think they turned out amazing! What a beautiful keepsake for those in attendance to treasure! I am sure that it meant so much to her daughter too!

Be sure to visit Ceal's blog...she has posted a video of a glimpse into their special day. It is a really neat tribute!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun With Dress Forms

Hi Stampers!

Hope you had a great day! We got some great news from the Doctor today! After Grandma's breast cancer surgery they sent the tissue and the cyst that they removed from her cheek in for biopsy and they found no cancer in her breast or the cyst! YAY!! The doctor said that Grandma was weak and sleepy just from the surgery and the healing process and that she should continue to gain strength each day so that was encouraging news.

I have to say that I appreciate all the support, encouraging words and prayers for our family as we go through this difficult time. It really means so much to us and we can't thank you enough!

Today is my Design Team day for The Cutting Cafe and I know this post is super late so I apologize for that! This week we could choose to use the Apple Box Set, Birthday Fun Printable Stamp Set or the Fun With Dress Forms Template and Printable Stamp Set - which is the one I chose.

Here is the first card that I made...

With as crazy as my schedule has been I haven't had much time to make it to my stamp room so I tried a clean and simple design for my card today. Clean and Simple is tough for me - LOL - but I love how this turned out. I paired some of my favorite vintage papers from the Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends paper pack  with the Small Dress form template from the Fun With Dress Forms set. The sentiment is one that also somes with this file. I think it turned out pretty cute and it makes a wonderful card that comes together pretty quick for those times that you would need something in a hurry.

After I got this one done and sent to Regina...I realized that OOPS! The other part of our challenge was to focus on the color GREEN! So I created a second card just like my first one but with a green color scheme :) I used the same paper pack to keep the same vintage like feel.

Here is my second card:

I chose a different sentiment than the first card however it is still one that comes in the Fun with Dress Forms set.

Here is a look at my two cards side by side...

I really love this file and will be using it again for sure!

Now I know that the Design team post is live since I am getting this posted late so be sure to check over on The Cutting Cafe Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team did!

Thanks for stopping by!

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I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Jen's Digis - Going Green
The Stamping Chef - Good Luck/Green Challenge

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sensational Week!

Hello Stampers and Friends, it's a Holly-post kinda day.  We are sorry about not getting the Sensational Sunday Post done in time but you know, some weeks are more sensational than others! lol.  It just so happened to be life-raining cats and dogs on both Laura and myself this week, and the fun just keeps on getting funner as we go, so if we are hit and miss in the next week to come, please forgive us and keep checking back again.  We appreciate your being patient with us and want you to know that our customers and stampy friends are very important to us.  

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with and will be announced on the following Sunday's post! The Sensational winner for last week will be announced very shortly and please leave comments on this post to count for the new winner for this coming Sunday.

To try and win a $5.00 Gift Voucher - Just leave a Comment on this Post - that's it - nothing else!!

To try and win a $10.00 Gift Voucher - (we will check these)
1. Be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
2. Be a FOLLOWER of The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
3. Be our fan on Facebook
4. Add our Blog Candy Badge to your blog
5. Leave a Comment on this post to show love to the DT

On Thursday Ceal made this adorable card:

 Whimsy Stamps - Meljens Designs.
 Copic markers

On Friday or Holly-Day, I made:

Cute Birthday Girl P.I. from MFT's. I stamped her with Memento Black ink, I colored her with my Copic markers and used The best glue ever!

On Saturday Jacqueline made:

Magnolia stamp called 'Cocco with Present'
black Memento ink
sentiment using a Flourish stamp set called 'Love Sweet Love'

On Sunday, our Fabulous Sunday Design Crew made:

Shanna made:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp by Cheryl Alger called Best Fur-iends
MFT Mini Rolled Roses die
MFT Jumbo Scallop Die
My Mind's Eye papers from On The Bright Side collection

Lydia made:

Paper Smooches 'Leafy Greens'
Paper Smooches 'Flap Happy'

Marcy made:

Saturated Canary image called Ice Cream and Pickles.
Simple Stories called Fabulous!
Tim Holtz distress ink in Brushed Corduroy and Dried Marigold
 Spellbinders in Standard Circles Large
Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect
Memento ink in Black Tuxedo
sentiment "Oh Baby"comes from an MFT mini Baby stamp set.

Dangina made:

Athina made:

Ivonne made:

Image: Mo Manning's King for the day
Markers: Copics

And last but not least.....on Monday our Oliva made:

 Little Firecracker from MFT-Pure Innocence Stamps
MFT Mini Doily Collection

Okay, I will confess, I totally copied and pasted all the links, lol.  I cheated! lol.  Thanks so much to our wonderful design team for the wonderful inspiration they have provided us all.  I am in awe of each and everyone of them.   And so excited that all of these were made by products available at the Loves Rubberstamps Store! 

And Laura, I know I speak for the whole Design Team when I say Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. 

Laura will be back to post the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge tomorrow.  So be sure to check it out!   And remember to comment here for a chance to win and while you are at it, please visit the design team blogs for all the details about their projects and leave them some Love as well.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


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